The American Family Association of Michigan wants lawmakers to pass a ballot proposal that, if approved by voters, would ban homosexual marriages here.
The group's president Gary Glenn says he is confident the plan will sail through the Michigan House but concedes "it is a little closer" in the senate.
Glenn tells Michigan Public TV's "Off the Record" program that a majority of citizens oppose gay marriages for fear they would undermined the institution and might cause younger persons to "experiment" with the alternative life style.
The so called one man-one woman marriage protection amendment is sponsored by local Senator Alan Cropsey.
Up until recently it appeared the senate would not vote on the plan, but Glenn says that obstacle has been removed. There could be a vote on Valentine's Day.